Taking virtual field trips can provide opportunities for teaching geography and cultural connections, and is the ideal catalyst for extending reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while engaging in technology.
Denise Geier, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
This interactive session engages participants in discussing how to use literature in teaching about world cultures and global issues. Notable Social Studies Trade Books (2004 - 20011) will be discussed.
Sung Choon Park, Seoul National University, Seoul,
The presentation will focus on creative strategies to teach U.S. History. The five strategies will be described and modeled by the presenters. Resources will be provided for the five strategies.
Jeremiah Clabough, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Michael Lewis, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Gary Cole, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Lance McConkey, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Dorothy Blanks, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Explore the new interactive Digital Classroom created by the Newseum! Free to teachers, the site offers award-winning videos, viewing guides and lesson plans that help students become knowledgeable media consumers.
Maggie Crawford, Newseum, Washington, DC; Deborah Minchin, New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY
The injustice and oppression of apartheid in South Africa left people of color with limited opportunities. Political pressure, access to education, and increasing opportunities have created an impetus for change.
Kris Bertelsen, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis--Little Rock Branch, Little Rock, AR
How can we design professional learning that directly impacts instruction? Presenters will share a model that effectively mixes historical scholarship, innovative pedagogy, and classroom experiments to turn theory into practice.
Stephen LaMorte, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Stefan Cohen, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY; Kevin Meuwissen, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
This poster session demonstrates ways The History Education Network, a pan-Canadian bilingual organization, brings together different constituencies involved in history education to improve history teaching and learning.
Penney Clark, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC; Anne Marie Goodfellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
This poster presentation will help students use critical thinking to understand the divisive issues of the 1960s. Music defines us and records our attitudes and ideas.
Brandon Germany, Rhea County High School, Evensville, TN; Justin Roberson, Spring City Middle School, Spring City, TN
States have sought NCLB waivers in order to meet high standards in a manner that best meets their needs. How does TLE, new accountability, and Common Core affect Social Studies?
Jennifer Pettit, Oklahoma State Department of Education/Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center, Oklahoma City, OK
The poster presentation will explore ways to create and use digital portfolios to promote literacy, reflection, and historical understanding. Educators learn about free, web-based technologies.
Julie Anne Taylor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI